Society

The struggles of achieving a work-life balance

Juggling a successful career at the same time maintaining a healthy social life among other demands of life can sometimes be stressful. A recent report ‘It’s time we all work happy: the secrets of the happiest companies and employees’ released by Robert Half, a human...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:36pm

How churches are changing people’s identities

Churche sare touted as not only being a path to heaven but also a way to wealth and blessings while on earth, according to clerics and believers. Some Christian churches have a philosophy that someone’s identity, including their names, carry curses of their forefathers since ancient Rwandans...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:33pm

Photo of the week

THROUGH OUR LENS: This driver chose to use a rope to tie his car door after it malfunctioned. Sam Ngendahimana. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:32pm

Divine Munyana on breaking through the local comedy industry

Divine Ishimwe Munyana, is a fast rising comedian who had her debut performance at the Seka Live comedy show. The 20 year old was among the comedians that sent the audience in roaring laughter at the show that took place a last week. Ishimwe talked to Sunday Magazine’s Sharon Kantengwa...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:20pm

Mission success

Excusemy fixation with the 12 Thai Teens who’re no longer trapped, thank God. I’m sure I’m not the only one wondering what’s next for them. They’ve been propelled onto the global stage and are now kind of “famous” but who knows how long the media...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:10pm

New Blood to Upset Old Guard in Ethiopia

This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, where he was received warmly his host, President Isaias Afwerki marking a historic event for two countries that have been at war for the past twenty years. This is among the many reforms that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:04pm

The many advantages of being single

Everywhere Iturn, people shove the idea of marriage down my throat. My parents’ friends ask: “When is yours?” at every wedding. My grandmother asks me if I want her to die before seeing me achieve the ‘greatest thing in life’-getting married. Everyone who talks to me...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:55pm

Is witchcraft in sports a myth or a reality?

For a long time, witchcraft has been associated with football in Rwanda, mainly in the National football league. Recently, the case was also cited in cricket, 21 year-old batsman, Prince Uwimanishaka died mysteriously with many people citing the involvement of witchcraft  Sharon Kantengwa...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:44pm

Marina on crossing borders with her music

Marina is one of the three artistes currently signed to The Mane Music, a new music record label in Kigali. The other two are cousins, Queen Cha and Safi Madiba, formerly of Urban Boys. Unlike her label mates, Marina, real name Marine Uwase Ingabire, is relatively new to the music scene, having...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:57am

The traits of a “summer”

It is about that time of the year when friends and relatives return from abroad. Many are excited to see them, not just because they were dearly missed, and they were, but also because they are eager to see ‘what they brought’. It might not be known to everyone, however, “summer...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:32pm

What’s on this weekend?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There’s always something going on in Kigali. Check out our guide for things to do this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2018 The annual Ubumuntu Arts Festival is back and will feature a range of performances. This year’s...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:54pm

WORD HAS IT...

Umuhoza ‘off the shelf’ Former Miss Rwanda contestant Sharifa Umuhoza is making major steps towards a new chapter in her life, sources tell us. A few months ago, the 23-year-old mentioned she was planning to get married, something that did not go down well with some of her followers...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:51pm

Social media friendships: Is it time to reconsider?

Over the past few years, the social media phenomenon has rapidly grown and penetrated almost every family and home across the globe. With its growth, more and more people are struggling to maintain actual physical relationships and instead are focusing on pokes, likes and compliments from social...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:29pm

Neve Campbell reveals how being a mom has influenced her acting

Neve Campbell and JJ Feild had a date night at the Skyscraper premiere. The actress was joined by her longtime partner at the New York City screening on Tuesday night, where she dished toE! News about her family life and how being a mom has influenced her acting. Last month, Campbell revealed...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:14pm

Why young Hollywood is ready to settle down

23.6. That is the average age of three young couples that have recently got engaged in Hollywood after all dating for less than a year: Justin Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 21; Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson (both 24 at the time of the proposal), and Joe Jonas, 28, and Sophie Turner, who was 21...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:09pm

Rubavu: Rwanda’s upcountry entertainment hub

In the recent past, the local show biz scene has been flourishing with a string of events and international acts that has turned the country into an entertainment haven. Other than the usual concerts held in Kigali, event organisers decided to extend their concerts upcountry with the most...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1:02am

Author Mfuranzima on changing mindsets through books

21-year-old Fred Mfuranzimais an author, poet and the founder of Imfura Arts Centre, affiliated to Never Again Rwanda, which promotes writing, poetry and any form of art that calls for peace. He is also a student at Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) pursuing Peace Building. He talked...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:52am

Some things should be accomplished without help

I have heard some people say that instead of couples coercing friends and family to finance flashy weddings, they should ask for contributions for something more meaningful. Like building a house or setting up a business. And while I’m a strong opponent to fundraising for weddings, I believe...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:44am

Theorising the liberation of African countries from the CFA Franc

Many countries across Africa were celebrating their Independence Day recently, including Rwanda, which makes us look back on how far we have come and the still present colonial forces that shape the nations on the African continent.  This brings us to the debate about the CFA Franc -...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:41am

Do you think the purpose of the Car-Free Zone was achieved?

In 2015, the first car-free zone in Kigali was introduced in the Central Business District (CBD) along KN 4 Avenue in a bid to decongest the area, expedite amenities and ease the process of creating green transport areas within the city. Many people have varying opinions with some arguing that the...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 12:36am